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'Without Nic Barrow's advice on nutrition, I would not have won the 2007 Asian Billiards Championship.
His advice helped me recover from feeling awful to fine within 24 hours, which gave me the energy to go all the way in the event.'

Peter Gilchrist, World Champion & World Number 1 Billiards Player

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'A couple of simple psychological tips from Nic made it much easier than it otherwise would have been to cross the 1,000 break barrier in Hamilton, New Zealand during my 1,346 break in 2007'

Peter Gilchrist, World Record Holder - English Billiards Competitive Break 1346.

ding junhui

Within six weeks of beginning his coaching relationship with Nic in 2013, Ding Junhui had won three consecutive ranking events and reached world number one on the money list for the first time.
"Nic's coaching and knowledge on psychology, technique and shot making helped my game and I learned a lot. Who knows - with all the help from this book you might become good enough to turn professional yourself one day..."

Ding Junhui.


Nic, alongside Steve Davis OBE, was a member of the World Snooker Coaching Team from 2010-2012, certifying coaches at levels 1, 2 and 3.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

"You won't find a better set of snooker information anywhere. I would defy ANYBODY'S game not to improve if you stick to Nic's methods - and this will stay with you for life. I know this because Nic and I see the game the same way, and both have an appreciation for the finer points of the game."

Ronnie O'Sullivan, Five Time World Snooker Champion


Attended Nic's intensive level 3 Master Coach Programme before launching his own successful coaching career.
"Even although I was a professional snooker player myself I learned great ways and techniques in explaining and demonstrating certain aspects of the game.Nic is a great guy and also knows everything about the game of snooker. You can see that he has studied the game for years and years to get to where he is now in the coaching world."

Chris Small, 2003 LG Cup Champion

Alfie Burden

"Nic Barrow has more clues than Sherlock Holmes.I would not have won the 2009 IBSF World Amateur Championships without Nic Barrow being here with me during the event. He has a massive knowledge of the game, a great ability to spot a players faults, and the keys to solve them. I also found him to be a calming influence who always says the right thing at the right time."

Alfie Burden, 2009 IBSF World Champion

Hossein Vofei

"The safety practice routines Nic Barrow helped me with were a major factor in winning my IBSF World Amateur title in 2012.
Nic's knowledge and experience in dealing with pressure was also vital in being able to win the final of my world title 10-9 on the black"

Hossein Vofei, Youngest ever IBSF World Men's Amateur Champion (relieving Jimmy White of the record he set at the age of 18).

Kamran Shahla

"The IBSF Master Coach training was invaluable in helping me guide Hossein Vofei through the toughest pressure points and emergency situations in his IBSF World Amateur title win in India in 2011. Without these player management skills we would not have come away with the World title."

Kamran Shahla, Head Coach & Manager - Iranian National Team.


"Nic Barrow's knowledge on psychology and holding concentration helped me through my IBSF World Amateur final in Egypt, 2002."

Steve Mifsud, Australia - IBSF World Amateur Champion 2002

Igor Figueiredo

"Nic Barrow is a monster coach - because he is masterful in not just one skill but all... psychology, technique, strategy, practice, coaching toys, and how to talk to players. In 2 minutes, Nic spotted a mistake that was holding me back for a year... and my game immediately got back to its best."

Igor Figueiredo, Brazil's number one ranked player since 1995
IBSF World Amateur Finalist 2009

keith e boon

"Within one day of some pressure play ideas Nic gave me during the 2006 IBSF World Amateur Championships, I made the only 147 break during the event - which was also my first maximum.These ideas helped me cross the finishing line of the 147 successfully - I could not have done it without you, Nic!"

Keith E Boon, Singapore

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Some professional client names remain confidential...

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Nic was based in Dubai as head coach of the UAE team from 1999-2006, winning 11 international tournaments in the process.

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During 2013, Nic was Head Coach to the Myanmar Cue Sports teams, who won 11 medals in the South East Asian Games that year.

Khalid Ali Kamali

"Nic Barrow started coaching me when I started playing snooker. All the lessons he taught me over the years on simple basics helped me to recently win the Gulf Junior Championships three times in a row, as well as the Arabian under 21 Championships."

Khalid Ali Kamali - Dubai, UAE.

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Nic Barrow's The Snooker Gym Coach Certifications are approved by the:
International Billiards & Snooker Federation,
English Association for Billiards & Snooker

'Nic, your snooker coaching DVDs are the best money I have ever spent on snooker. And I'm now just amazed at the cue power I am getting after watching them.'

David Rhodes, West Yorkshire - England.

'Your snooker software video analysis is the best instruction I have ever received'.

Warren Bennett, Birmingham - England.

'The forum (in the Bronze Membership) and every part of The Snooker Gym is already the best in the entire world! So we need to aim higher to THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!'

Chris, Plymouth.

'Out of all the business and management courses I have attended, your IBSF Master seminar is the best I have ever attended.'

Michael Kreuziger - Austrian Head Snooker Coach.

'The IBSF Master Course is simply perfect.'

Mohamed Ali - Head Snooker Coach, Bahrain

'I've got Joe Davis' book and Eddie Charlton's book, but I've gone 100% over to using your books, Nic. You've saved me years and years of back pedalling with your very simple teachings.'

Alan Buckingham, Geelong, Australia.

How To Beat Your Highest Break Within The Next Three Months.

Improve Your Aiming, Potting, Positional Play, Cueing, Technique, Concentration And Consistency Using The Following Free Material - All With Instant Access:

  • 12 video clips teaching you the key snooker basics as used by Ding Junhui and other pros
  • 6 video analysis films, including Ronnie O'Sullivan in a tournament winning frame.
  • 10 audio clips of interviews with world champion players and coaches, and of Nic coaching his clients
  • A membership area guide - with links to lots of other free multi media stuff...
  • The online red level of the 'How To Make A 100 Break' programme
  • The coaching forum with hundreds of previous coaching posts between Nic and other clients

About Nic Barrow

Nic started playing snooker at the age of 10 and recorded his maiden century at 16, his first 147 at 21. Soon after he turned professional, and competed for seven years - with a highest rank inside the world's top 100 players.

Always inspired by snooker coaching, though, Nic Barrow Snooker Schools were formed in Oxford which led to his appointment at the age of 28 as UAE Head Coach based in Dubai where his team won gold medals in 10 international tournaments.

Nic stayed for 8 years, and in the meantime was contracted to run the International Billiards & Snooker Federation Coaching Academy in 2005, which involves certifying Coach's, Master Coaches & Examiners all over the world for the IBSF.

During this time, Nic put together more books, video and other multi media content than any other coach to make him known as the world's most successful author of snooker coaching materials.

His products have sold into 91 countries and, to date, he has visited 46 countries - and continues to travel the world with his popular classes for enthusiasts, amateurs, national teams and coaches.

Nic lives near Milton Keynes just North of London, where he continues coaching his one to one & group classes, creating new training products and certifying coaches.

If you want to join Nic's free bronze membership area, click here to go to the top of the page

If you want to learn more about training with Nic on your table or at his base in Milton Keynes, please click here

Nic Barrow won the 2014 APCTC Specialist Coach Of The Year Award - a prestigious trophy open to coaches of all disciplines (not only snooker) in the UK

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